Ambassador Programme

Programme Summary

Length: Up to 2 years long

Residential: Annual trip to Glen Etive

Theme: Transition from participant to volunteer


  • Business Understanding – Ability to understand everything a charity requires to operate
  • Governance Understanding – Ability to understand how a charity is governed
  • Volunteer Understanding – Ability to understand how to volunteer effectively


What our Ambassadors do

Our Ambassador group meets bi-weekly on Zoom to:

  • Check-in on our mental, physical & emotional health

  • Peer support

  • Updates on Venture Scotland

  • Discussions around current Ambassadors’ projects

Ambassador projects have included:

  • Interviewing potential new staff and trustees 
  • Attend bi-monthly Board meetings to input into the strategic direction of the organisation
  • Writing thank you letters to funders
  • Inviting MP’s, MSP’s and local councillors to meet
  • Inputting into consultations
  • Helping delivery staff as trainee volunteers
  • Helping advise and shape our core programme
  • Helping advise and shape funding bids for new programmes

Ambassador Selection

Ambassadors need to have completed all 4 of Venture Scotland’s programmes and are invited 6 months after the end of Next Steps to go through a selection process.

Find out more about our current Ambassadors here!